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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 4, Day 6: Ruth 4:13

PASSAGE IN RUTH

“So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.”

Ruth 4:13

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 4:13

15 ) Praising God and renewed perspective. Just trying to gain clarity on what to do with my life. No biggie here. πŸ™‚

16 ) Every day be more like Jesus to my family and those I encounter. Be less selfish is the big one.

CONCLUSIONS TO WEEK 4 AND WORDGO’S STUDY OF RUTH 4

It’s refreshing to read how a man will do anything for the one he wants and loves. Plus, we see that both Ruth and Naomi are cared for for the rest of their lives. This is refreshing, too, since nowadays, this can be a challenge, indeed. Seeing God’s plan come together is amazing testimony.

Many of us struggle to undestand the “whys” in our lives, and we often don’t know why until many years after the fact. The story of Ruth gives us comfort that God has a plan, and with faith in Him, it will all work out in the end. Great stuff! Contact me with questions, and join me for BSF’s 7-Day Challenge: The Birth of Jesus, Matthew 1-2! See you on Monday, and contact me with questions!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 4, Day 5: Ruth 4:14-22

SUMMARY OF RUTH 4:14-22

Boaz and Ruth got married, and Ruth bore a son, Obed. Naomi was happy and helped care for the child. Obed was the father of Jesse, who was David’s father.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 4:14-22

12 ) God had a bigger plan for Naomi, and God had many more blessings in mind that would be delivered through her daughter-in-law. It emphasizes the love between the two women. Naomi now sees that her hardships were not without purpose.

13 ) God has a purpose that we cannot see or know. Everything happens for a reason, even the bad times. Whether they will be used to grow our faith in God or used to move us physically or spiritually in a new direction, only God knows. All we can do is have faith in God and His ways.

14 ) It gives me hope that despite my many sins, God still loves me and everyone else, even non-believers.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 4:14-22

What a great study to end the summer on! After all, who doesn’t love a love story that has a happy ending that truthfully impacts us all with our Lord Jesus Christ?

Thanks for coming along with me on this journey this summer. I had a great time. Thanks to BSF for putting this together for us all so we can still be in God’s Word in the summer time. Join me for next week’s BSF 7-Day Challenge Study of Matthew as a primer for this fall’s study. It’s right around the corner! Who’s excited?

As always, I’ll be posting the answers here, too, and I’ll try to be better about emails! My work schedule has loosened so I will have a bit more time, too!

As always, if you have questions, comments, or just want to say “hi,” drop me a line at my email (atozmom.wordpress@gmail.com), or leave a comment here.

See ya soon!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 4, Day 4: Ruth 4:11-13

SUMMARY OF RUTH 4:11-13

The elders proclaimed themselves witnesses to the deal of Boaz to be a kinsman-redeemer. They prayed for Ruth to be like Rachel and Leah and for their offspring to be like the family of Perez.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 4:11-13

9 ) They all have strong faith and love their community. They care for Boaz, Naomi, and now Ruth and only want the best for them. This shows they have a heart for God.

10 ) I try my best to pray for strangers. I could invite more family members to study the Bible.

11 ) Ruth now has a way to care for Naomi until her last days. God has given me a great life, and He continues to work in it, too. The possibilities are endless.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 4:11-13

Isn’t it cool to see how God works and does all things for our good? The death of Naomi’s husband and sons brought her back to Bethlehem with Ruth so that Ruth could marry Boaz and be an ancestor of Jesus. What wonders! And to have such a supportive community. That’s becoming much harder to find these days. Contact me today!

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BSF 7-Day Challenge: The Birth of Jesus, Matthew 1-2

Hey all!

I’m SUPER excited to invite you to join me in a pre-study of Matthew in BSF’s 7-Day Challenge.

We will be doing this the week after we complete WordGo’s study of Ruth, which will be August 23rd through August 29th.

The beauty of this mini-study of Matthew is:

  • It’s great for those of you like me who are impatient to begin BSF’s Book of Matthew study.
  • It covers a lot of the material we will be covering the first few weeks of the study of Matthew
  • The questions are the questions for the introduction lesson of BSF’s Study of Matthew, so you’ll already have that done.
  • You’ll have a second chance once BSF kicks off to dive even deeper into these super important chapters of Matthew.

Are you convinced?

FANTASTIC!

Click HERE to download the study.

Contact me with questions!

I can’t wait to begin!

God bless!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 6: Ruth 3:9

PASSAGE IN RUTH

“Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant, Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.”

Ruth 3:9

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:9

15 ) I am struggling with work right now with pay cuts and the direction my company is heading. Trying to decide if a new job is the right path or not, and if so, what job.

16 ) It’s encouraging to see Ruth ask for what she wanted β€” a guardian redeemer in her life. It gives me courage to ask more for what I want and wait for God to answer.

CONCLUSIONS TO WEEK 3 AND WORDGO’S STUDY OF RUTH 3

I love Naomi’s wise words at the end of Ruth 3 of “wait.” Waiting is hard for all of us, but whether you are waiting for a spouse to come into your life, waiting on a change in circumstances, or waiting on test results, God is there in all of the waiting, working and weaving His will. Take heart in the wait period. Contact me today!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 5: Ruth 3:14-18

SUMMARY OF RUTH 3:14-18

Ruth left early so no one would know she was at the threshing floor. He gave her barley to take home. Ruth told Naomi all that happened and now they wait for Boaz’s word.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:14-18

12 ) Boaz sends Ruth away before daylight so that no one would know that she spent the night at the threshing floor and thereby have her purity questioned. He filled Ruth’s shaw with six measures of barley before she left to take back to Naomi. He would get an answer immediately.

13 ) Naomi’s response of, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens” shows her faith that everything will work out in God’s plan, not hers. God determines what path we take no matter what plans we put forth.

14 ) There’s lots of areas where I have to wait. For instance, my job is cutting my pay and my position so I’m waiting to see by how much before I make a career move. It’s always hard to wait on things because we want things now. God always has a plan, and we want to skip it most of the time.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3:14-18

Great example for us on the importance and power of waiting. Things will work themselves out, and we will have answers in time. It’s just a matter of waiting and having patience in the waiting. I usually distract myself during this time by keeping busy. Still, patience is not a strong point of many of us, but practice does make perfect! Contact me with questions!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 4: Ruth 3:10-13

SUMMARY OF RUTH 3:10-13

Boaz blesses her for her kindness and for choosing him over others. Everyone knows she is of noble character. However, there is a kinsman-redeemer before him who has the first right to redeem. He will ask if he is willing; otherwise, Boaz will accept her.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:10-13

9) It’s exactly what I expected. After all, Boaz has been taking care of Ruth and Naomi since he first returned from Bethlehem and heard about Ruth’s story. (Ruth 2:5) Once it was discovered he was a kinsman-redeemer, it was only a matter of time.

10 ) There are always obstacles. For me, it tends to be time to do everything I want to do. But, I’m re-prioritizing my time so I can help more people and become better myself.

11 ) Boaz could have easily have not asked the other kinsman-redeemer if he wanted Ruth. This was a risk he was taking, which could have been bad for him if he truly cared for or loved Ruth. He praises Ruth and blesses her for not going to other suitors. He does the right thing. That’s my prayer, too. To do the right thing, even if it’s risky.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3:10-13

It’s hard to say which person β€” Boaz or Ruth β€” is more nobler in this situation. Ruth is noble for the way she proposes marriage, while Boaz takes the high ground as well and wants to make sure that he is following the law to the T. Both have faith that God will work things out as they should, meaning if they are to be together, then God will find a way for it to happen. We never see them question or hear them complain. Their actions speak for themselves. Great examples of true faith! Contact me if you have questions or need pointed in the right direction!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 3: Ruth 3:5-9

SUMMARY OF RUTH 3:5-9

Ruth follows Naomi’s instructions. Boaz wakes up in the middle of the night and asks her who she is. She says she is Ruth and asks him to spread his garment over her as he is her kinsman-redeemer.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:5-9

6 ) Ruth follows Naomi’s instructions to the letter because she trusts and obeys her. I hope I follow God’s obedience and orders as well as Ruth does.

7 ) Boaz was sleeping at the threshing floor in order to guard the grain until he could move it. Thus, Boaz was probably startled to find Ruth and may have thought her a thief at first. What relief it was only Ruth!

8 ) Ruth asks Boaz to be her kinsman-redeemer, to take care of her and provide for her. She knows God is her provider and will take care of her all the days of her life. She has seen these same qualities in Boaz, too. Having faith that someone else can help provide for you is what marriage is all about.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3:5-9

I love looking at scripture in small chunks like in this Ruth bible study. Here, we see Ruth take the chance of asking Boaz to marry her. She is honest and forthright, and she trusts God to handle the details. It doesn’t ever seem like Ruth hesitates. She was probably scared, but she put one foot in front of the other in faith, which is how we should walk everyday in our walk with God. If you have questions, reach out to me today!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 2: Ruth 3:1-4

SUMMARY OF RUTH 3:1-4

Naomi desires Ruth to be provided for. She tells her to go down to the threshing floor where he will be winnowing barley. Get all clean and washed and put on your best clothes. She tells her to note where Boaz lies down and then uncover his feet when he does and lie down at his feet. Boaz will then tell her what to do. Ruth agrees.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:1-4

3 ) Naomi desires Ruth to be provided for. The reward is that Ruth and her will be provided for if Boaz agrees to marry Ruth. The risk is that Ruths reputation could be tarnished by being there and that Boaz could become angry, reject her, and quite provided for the two women as he has been. 4 ) Naomi deeply cares about the well-being of her daughter-in-law. In addition, Ruth cares for and respects Naomi because she immediately agrees without question. She’s trusts Naomi’s wisdom and has faith in her. Furthermore, Ruth is willing to have Boaz as a husband so it shows she cares. 5 ) Someone whom you respect , you will listen to. Someone whom you don’t trust, you will take their advice with a grain of salt. Most people wouldn’t take any major risk on the advice of someone they don’t have faith in. Friendship, trust, and experience with that person matters , too.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3: 1-4

I love how Naomi knows exactly what to do. If it weren’t for her, it may have taken a lot longer for Boaz to ask for marriage (if at all) because Ruth does not know the practices of God’s people. Great example too of someone taking the advice of their elders. So many young people don’t do that these days. Contact me if you have questions on the Ruth Bible study today!
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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 3, Day 1: Ruth 3

SUMMARY OF RUTH 3

Naomi desires Ruth to be provided for. She tells her to go down to the threshing floor where he will be winnowing barley. Get all clean and washed and put on your best clothes. She tells her to note where he lies down and then uncover his feet when he does and lie down at his feet. Ruth agrees.

Ruth follows Naomi’s instructions. Boaz wakes up in the middle of the night and asks her who she is. She says she is Ruth and asks him to spread his garment over her as he is her kinsman-redeemer.

Boaz blesses her for her kindness and for choosing him over others. Everyone knows she is of noble character. However, there is a kinsman-redeemer before him who has the first right to redeem. He will ask if he is willing; otherwise, Boaz will accept her.

Ruth left early so no one would know she was at the threshing floor. He gave her barley to take home. Ruth told Naomi all that happened and now they wait for Boaz’s word.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3

1 ) I see a couple things. One, Ruth asks Boaz to marry her, which is against ancient culture at the time. She is claiming her right under the law since he is a distant relative of Naomi’s. Two, Ruth goes to the threshing floor, which apparently is a bit scandalous if Boaz sends her away before others see her. So here, Ruth takes a risk. Three, Boaz still provides for her and Naomi with grain.

2 ) We have a lot of changes at work so everyone is helping with that.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3

This Ruth bible study is great so far. I love this chapter of Ruth asking Boaz to marry her. So sweet of a scene. Boaz is so tender with her, too. I think there is real love and caring between them, and it’s obvious Boaz wants to care for her and Naomi. Can’t wait to dive in a bit deeper here. Contact me with questions!